- Abercrombie Precinct Redevelopment Project
- Australian Institute for Nanoscience Building
- Queen Mary Building
Campus Infrastructure and Services is managing the planning and delivery of a large new teaching and learning precinct on the Darlington campus.
The University's Business School currently teaches in more than 20 buildings of varying standards across the Camperdown and Darlington campuses. The school’s facilities do not support the University’s aspirations or the faculty’s mission.
By consolidating the faculty into the proposed redeveloped Abercrombie Precinct we will create a world-leading Business School.
The new precinct will provide facilities that include:
- a 500 seat lecture theatre
- three lecture theatres (300 seats each)
- eight 100 seat case study rooms
- 40 seminar rooms of varying size
- a learning hub
- 1500sqm of informal learning space
In 2010 the University was awarded $40m funding towards the construction of a new facility for the research of physical sciences, focusing on nanoscience.
The funding was received through the Federal Government's Education Investment Fund.
The first phase of the project is being managed and delivered by Campus Infrastructure and Services.
The project will create a world-leading research and teaching facility designed to meet the demanding requirements of nanoscience research in decades to come, including:
- purpose built laboratories for research and practical teaching
- undergraduate and graduate teaching spaces
- a new lecture theatre
A new lease on life
The University of Sydney will create a new vibrant and engaging community in Camperdown by revamping the Queen Mary Building (QMB) as a centre of student accommodation.
The University purchased the Grose Street building in 2013 and will use it to create affordable accommodation for 802 international and domestic students.
The QMB has sat vacant since 2002. This new student accommodation centre will both reinvigorate this landmark building and activate the area. By shopping, eating and participating locally, the centre’s students and staff will add value to the local economy and neighbourhood.
The reactivation of the building will also help to create a safer local environment, through increased activity, and improve the amenity of the site.
The fit out
The building will be retrofitted to provide single rooms with large common living and study spaces. We will provide students with the latest in creature comforts, from sky lounges and sky gardens to communal kitchens, a theatre, gym and sound-proof music rooms.
The building program
Work on the building will start on Tuesday 28 January 2014 and will continue through to the anticipated completion in early July 2015.
Works over the next three months will include:
- site establishment activities
- site clearing and access preparation works to Church and Grose Streets
- demolition and removal of hazardous materials
The appointed contractor
The University has appointed FDC Construction & Fitout as the head contractor for the refurbishment works.
For further information regarding the building program please contact:
Wayne Anthony, FDC Site Manager
T 0425 335 542
Josh Levitt, FDC Community Liaison
T 0434 561 141